Wildfire: the business
Wildfire Pottery is a studio/shop located on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is owned by Sarah Beck who makes one-of-a-kind pottery sculptures that are raku fired. Sarah (that’s me) finds writing Artist Statements very difficult and doesn’t understand art speak, so don’t look for any mumbo-jumbo here, just the straight ahead goods! She hopes you will gain some insight into the life of a potter and the raku process by reading her postings. She also hopes she will be able to keep it fairly current and not too mundane. Please feel free to comment or come and visit her in real life at the studio between May and October at 44556 Cabot Trail. If its winter she’s in hibernation, but comes out of her den to write on her blog, play her fiddle and drink Laphroaig.
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A tune Sarah made a few years ago. Her fiddling friend Paul named it after her shop. He tends to do that, or they sit for ages unnamed. This was recorded using garageband on Sarah’s iMac and is her first attempt at using the program and at recording herself on multiple tracks. Please keep that in mind while listening! This is also her first attempt at referring to herself in the third person. She finds it challenging.
Wildfire: the car
Wildfire: the car is a smart fortwo. It runs on diesel, gets about 400km/ 22L tank and can go over 130 km/hr, not that Sarah ever drives that fast. She’ll let you know this spring how it does in the Cape Breton winter. For the winter season Wildfire: the car, is sporting Bridgestone Blizzaks and heated seats and mirrors.
Update: I said I’d let you know how the smart did in the winter. It was ok. I didn’t get stuck, had to tak a few runs at our uphill driveway sometimes, but that’s the same with the Jetta. However because the car is not that heavy its hard to “feel the road” so driving in snowy and windy conditions can sometimes feel scary. However the car didn’t ever slide around or actually do anything, I just felt I might not have the control I needed if something did come up. So the car now has a winter shelter and will be hibernating until the spring! Summer driving, its the best!! I love the automatic roof!!